I'll be attending a show at the Pantages Theater this Sunday. The show starts at 6:30 and I would like to take my wife for a late lunch/ early dinner. It's our anniversary, but I would like to keep it moderate in price, and not Mexican-I've had my fill. We are coming up from OC, would love something special.
The Hungry Cat is a good bet (though you may have to sit at the bar if you don't have a reservation) -- great cocktails, good seafood. The Bowery is nice for beer 'n gastropub food, but more casual and pretty loud too. I've also heard recs for Magnolia next door, which is classier, but haven't tried.
Citrus at Social Hollywood and Melograno are good options as well.
There are numerous other threads recommending near-Pantages eats, so maybe a search will yield some helpful results as well. Happy anniversary!